Trachemys scripta (Schoepff) – Pond Slider
Trachemys scripta (Thunberg) – Pond Slider

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     Exact locality, based on specimen(s) or photographs examined
     Exact locality, based on literature record believed valid
     Approximate locality based on specimen(s) or photographs examined
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     County record only, based on literature report believed valid
     Type locality
?      Questionable and/or problematic record

Taxonomy: Of the 14 subspecies recognized for Trachemys scripta, three occur in the continental United States (Ernst 1990, Iverson et al. 2012).  Two of these are known from Tennessee. They include T. scripta elegans (Red-eared Slider) and T. s. troostii (Cumberland Slider).

Distribution: The Pond Slider occurs in all of the state’s major river drainages, with T. s. troostii being limited to the drainages of the upper Cumberland and Tennessee rivers in eastern Tennessee and T. s. elegans occurring from there westward to the Mississippi River (Conant and Collins 1998, Ernst 1990).

Museum Records by Counties: Anderson—TTU 258; UMMZ 218733-218735.  Benton—APSU 3253, 12680; UMMZ 98590, 98591.  Bledsoe—FLMNH 65881.  Blount—UMMZ 210655, 210656.  Bradley—INHS 10923.  Carroll—APSU 19557.  Cheatham—APSU 19295.  Chester—UMMZ 98545.  Coffee—USNM 323094-323096.  Crockett—AUM 21242-21244; NCSM 40875.  Decatur—AUM 9139; TU 14500; UMMZ 98580.  Dyer—APSU 12656, 12663; CMNH 76071, 76076.  Fayette—APSU 11988, 12658, 12667, 12678; CMNH 76016, 76025, 76089.  Franklin—CMNH 28973-28975. Giles—APSU 18173.  Hamblen—UMMZ 96261-96263.  Hamilton—UMMZ 74227, 74228, 129410, 129415, 210654; UTKVZC 4684.  Hardeman—CMNH 76022, 76031, 76035, 76038, 76070, 76078; UMMZ 98575-98579.  Hardin—APSU 16642-16644; INHS 12581; MSU 944; UTKVZC 3822.  Haywood—APSU 11978, 17489, 18233, 18234.  Henderson—USNM 129389. Henry—APSU 809, 850-852, 12659, 17892; CMNH 76043, 76084; UMMZ 53512-53515.  Hickman—APSU 19234.  Houston—APSU 6006.  Humphreys—UMMZ 98592-98594.  Knox—MCZ 4905; UTKVZC 4779, 4814.  Lake—APSU 12661, 12662, 12916; AUM 3828, 6296, 6297, 6298; CMNH 76019, 76027, 76079, 87842, 87876-87882, 87888-87890, 89836, 89858, 95428, 95429, 95441, 95456-95459, 95472, 95514-95517, 96181-96195, 101426, 101428-101466, 105434-105542, 107452, 107453, 108069-108076, 108083, 108088-108091, 108116-108127, 108150, 108151, 108156-108160; INHS 15487, 15594, 15598, 15602, 15603, 15605; MoSU R782, R4248; NCSM 8295- 8306; SIU R-2144, R-2145; TTU 443, 522, 523; TU 20572-20574, 20602, 20603; UIMNH 1312-1319, 15787, 22617, 23440, 33154, 33155; USNM 100655-100659, 103458, 103460-103464, 103470, 288246; UTKVZC 6609, 6617, 6630.  Lauderdale—APSU 17885; UTKVZC 2703. Lawrence—APSU 19332.   Madison—UMMZ 74225, 74226.  Marshall—APSU 19236.  Maury—APSU 19229.  Meigs—FLMNH 22399, 30107, 65890, 115148, Uncataloged (2 specimens).  Montgomery—APSU 2219, 2983, 3299, 3305, 3306, 3308, 3450, 3569, 4466, 5080, 5262, 5306, 5570, 6121, 17554, 18040.  Morgan—CMNH 117888.  Obion—APSU 11974, 11976, 16513; KU 88804-88812, 91348, 91349; MCZ 32497; MoSU R3720; MSU 1129; UL 2125, 2126; UMMZ 53202-53204; 53210-53218, 53261, 53263-53266, 53289-53292, 74221-74224, 74596, 74599-74611, 99608, 210663, 210665, 210672, 218729-218732; USNM 102680, 102913-102923.  Perry—TTU 938; TU 16049.  Putnam—TTU 346; USNM 245632.  Roane—AUM 19986, 19987; TTU Uncataloged (1 specimen); USNM 86701-86727, 86738-86740, 86742-86761, 86786-86788.  Robertson—APSU 3298.  Shelby—APSU 11931, 11933, 11935-11938, 11945, 11975, 11977, 11979, 11986, 11987, 12269, 12411,  12651, 12655, 12665, 12666, 12668, 12670-12672, 12675, 12676, 12802, 12809, 12810,  12910-12914, 12917, 12923, 16525, 16526, 16646-16650; CMNH 76017, 76020, 76029, 76036, 76039, 76041, 76045, 76046, 76049, 76050, 76072, 76080, 76081, 76083, 76088, 76090, 76091, 76093; TU 16074; UMMZ 86660, 86661, 98587-98589. Stewart—APSU 170, 293, 697, 710, 713, 715, 726, 776, 815, 2502, 3452, 16635, 17555, 18096; UL 2706-2710.  Tipton—APSU 12410, 12673, 12920, 12926, 17886; CMNH 76044, 76075. Trousdale—APSU 18181.  Warren—INHS 11488.  Wayne—LSUMZ 52122.  Weakley—APSU 16512, 17888.  White—TTU 531.  Williamson—APSU 19346.

Literature Sources by Counties: Anderson—Meyers-Schöne and Walton (1990), Meyers-Schöne et al. (1993).  Bedford—Campbell (2013f).  Blount—King (1944).  Cannon—Maloney and Chandler (1976).  Carroll—Barton (2015).  Cheatham—Hopkins (2013), Hopkins (2014a).  Chester—Endsley (1954).   Coffee—Miller et al. (2005), Niemiller (2005).  Davidson—Gibson (1980), Hopkins (1990), Arnett and Gragg (2010).  Fayette—Ream (2008).  Franklin—Miller et al. (2005).  Gibson—Miller (1995a).  Hamilton—Miller (1996).  Hardeman—Norton (1971), Norton and Harvey (1975).  Hardin—Jacob (1981), Butterfield et al. (2016).  Haywood—Stanley (2005).  Henry—Blanchard (1922).  Hickman—Foster et al. (2013).  Lake—Parker (1948), Collins et al. (1997), Freedberg et al. (2005), Glorioso and Niemiller (2006), Jaeger (2008).  Lawrence—Foster et al. (2013).  Marion—Moss et al. (2009).  Marshall—Foster et al. (2013).  Maury—Foster et al. (2013).  McNairy—Norton (1971).  Meigs—Johnson (1958).  Monroe—Breitburg (1983a).  Montgomery—Scott (1967), Scott and Snyder (1968), Zirkle (1993), Fitch (1998).  Obion—Rhoads (1895), Cagle (1937), Parker (1937a, 1948), Bull et al. (1982), Collins et al. (1997).  Overton—Weber and Layzer (2011).  Polk—Campbell (2013f).  Roane—Burger (1952), Krumholz (1954), Johnson (1964), Meyers-Schöne and Walton (1990), Meyers-Schöne et al. (1993), Steen et al. (2015).  Rutherford—Yarrow (1882), Florence (1975), Florence and Murphy (1976), Maloney and Chandler (1976)Limsuwan and Dunn (1977, 1978), Cooper and Sharp (1982), Varner (1995), Lamb (1996, 2001), Spiess (2004), Glorioso et al. (2005), Glorioso and Niemiller (2006), Landry (2010), Niemiller et al. (2011).  Shelby—Parker (1948), Hassel (1961), Justis (2006).  Stewart—Zirkle (1993), Davenport (2005), Davenport and Scott (2009).  Trousdale—Glorioso and Pruett (2007).  Union—Carr (1937).  Williamson—Foster et al. (2013).  Wilson—Maloney and Chandler (1976), Jordan (1986).

Questionable and/or Erroneous Records: None.

Conservation Status: None.

Posted: 5 April 2011

Latest Revision: 11 August 2016


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